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Convict Chronicles (PLV)

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Omega Phi Beta will open up your eyes and minds as they present their annual Week of Illumination focusing on the injustices in the prison system.

Each year, the Beta Delta chapter of Omega Phi Beta sorority sheds light on issues that affect women around the globe as part of their Week of Illumination. This year, they will take you on a journey through the stories of women who have been incarcerated and the struggles they faced to become liberated by their own light. 

What is considered a universal right? What do you think should be considered a privilege? Join the Betas in searching for answers and asking more questions at Week of Illumination: Convict Chronicles. 

Get Rich or Die Trying
Monday, February 23 | 9:17 p.m. | Kessel Multipurpose Room
Join the conversation about the cycle of poverty that leads to incarceration and ways to overcome institutionalized oppression.

Behind Bars
Tuesday, February 24 | 9:17 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Have you seen OITNB? Get the inside scoop about what it is really like for a woman to be incarcerated, discuss the injustices that women face when they are sent to prison, and examine accounts of physical and sexual abuse. 

Illiterate, Incarcerated
Wednesday, February 25 | 9:17 p.m. | Butcher Suite
What does it mean to be illiterate? Should prisoners receive education while in jail? Discuss the correlation of education and incarceration while exploring the importance of educational programs in the prison system.

I Am Light Banquet
Saturday, February 28 | 6:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room | $5
Join Omega Phi Beta for a festive night of illumination and empowerment. The sixth annual banquet celebrating women who are not defined by their past and are paving way to a brighter future, the event will conclude and celebrate the Beta Delta chapter's Week of Illumination. The night will be filled with entertainment including poetry and singing, featuring guest speaker Alysia Harris and awarding the Golden Opportunity Scholarship. Purchase tickets here.